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Queen's Baton 2010 Delhi at Dolphin Quest Centre in the Dockyards, Bermuda
Dolphins, Happiest Man in Bermuda welcome Queen's Baton 2010 Delhi in the country

BERMUDA: Queen's Baton 2010 Delhi’s was welcomed with fanfare in Bermuda and people from all walks of life joined the relay’s celebrations including the happiest man in Bermuda” and even Dolphins. The baton team met Johny Barnes “the happiest man in Bermuda.” For years he has been greeting visitors into Hamilton, Bermuda by blowing kisses, waving and saying "I love you." He is a Legend in Bermuda and is adorned with his own statue in Hamilton. He was proud to be one of the Batonbearers.

 

Earlier the relay started in the morning from the the Governor's House. The baton was officially handed over to the Deputy Governor, The Hon David B. Arkley. After meeting the “happiest man in Bermuda”, the baton reached Horseshoe Bay Beach, the most popular of Bermuda’s beaches, where two young gymnasts Ms Caitlyn Meloo and Ms Kaisey Griffith, who took part in the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in 2006, performed on the beach.

 

Somerset Bridge was baton’s next destination, which connects Somerset Island to the mainland and is the reputedly the world's smallest working drawbridge built in 1620, with a small opening of approximately 32 inches to allow a sailboat mast to pass through. The baton then headed to Sandy’s Middle School where the school band performed and the baton took a ride on a lawn mower.

 

The baton then visited the Dolphin Quest Centre in Dockyard where a memorable photo was taken of the baton with King Neptune's statue. While at Dolphin Quest, dolphins were able to interact with the Queen's Baton 2010 Delhi. Baton’s next stop was Fort Scaur. The fort was constructed in the 1870s to defend the crossing at Somerset Bridge and protect the landward part of the Dockyard defenses. This followed a visit to Dalton E. Tucker School and Port Royal Primary School where children were extremely excited to see the baton.

 

In the afternoon, the relay reached Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse which was constructed in 1844 and is the oldest cast iron lighthouse in the world. The children from Somerset Primary School and West End Primary School welcomed the baton where on the same spot Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II stopped to admire the view on Wednesday 24 November 1985.
Later, the baton travelled to the National Stadium of Bermuda where aspiring athletes from various sports including Hockey, Athletics and Tennis participated in Queen’s Baton Relay 2010 Delhi in Bermuda.

 

In the evening a group of cyclists from Bermuda Cyclist Association relayed with the baton at the Par-la-Ville with a hand over to the Mayor of Hamilton Rt. Wor. Charles R Gosling, JP, took place shortly after.

 

Later, the President’s Dinner at New Stead Belmont Hills was organised which was very well attended. Of particular note was the Minister of Environment & Sport, The Hon Glen Blakeney, JP MP who also attended the dinner.

 
Caitlyn Meloo and Kaisey Griffith Bermuda gymnastics champions show off their prowess in front of the baton The CGF Regional Vice President, Americas, John Hoskins with the Baton and Johnny Barnes the happiest man in Bermuda